Definition of Rotund

1. Adjective. Spherical in shape.

Similar to: Rounded
Derivative terms: Rotundity, Rotundness



2. Adjective. (of sounds) full and rich. "Pear-shaped vowels"
Exact synonyms: Orotund, Pear-shaped, Round
Similar to: Full
Derivative terms: Roundness

3. Adjective. Excessively fat. "A weighty man"
Exact synonyms: Corpulent, Obese, Weighty
Similar to: Fat
Derivative terms: Corpulence, Obesity, Weightiness

Definition of Rotund

1. a. Round; circular; spherical.

2. n. A rotunda.

Definition of Rotund

1. Adjective. Having a round or spherical shape; circular; orbicular. ¹

2. Adjective. Round in body shape; portly or plump; podgy. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a sound) Full and rich; orotund; sonorous; full-toned. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rotund

1. marked by roundness [adj] : ROTUNDLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Rotund

1. 1. Round; circular; spherical. 2. Hence; complete; entire. 3. Orbicular, or nearly so. Origin: L. Rotundus. See Round, and cf. Rotunda. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotund

rotter
rotters
rottes
rotting
rottlerin
rottweilers
rottweiller
rottweillers
rotula
rotulae
rotular
rotulas
rotulet
rotulets
rotulus
rotund (current term)
rotunda
rotundas
rotundate
rotunded
rotunder
rotundest
rotundifolious
rotunding
rotundities
rotundity
rotundly
rotundness
rotundnesses
rotundone

Literary usage of Rotund

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... lobes short rotund, ciliolate. S. Afr. BM 6903. GF 3:609 (adapted in Fig. 3735).—A plant sometimes produces more than 100 fls. 9. polyanthus, Hook. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... C. rotund ¡folia and C. mollis and was illustrated by specimens of all the forms described. Notes on the genus Amelanchier: By NL BRITTON. ..."

3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"Ovate (Fig. 89), when the outline is like a section of a hen's-egg lengthwise, the broader end downward. Orbicular, or rotund (Fig. ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by Council, British Archaeological Association, Central Committee (1862)
"Et de iij. s. iiij. d. receptis pro una lorica debili de mayle rotund'. Et de vj. 8. viij. d. receptis pro una lorica vetere de mayle rotund'. ..."

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